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88rising makes hip-hop its own at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

On Oct. 31, music from hip-hop heavyweights like Drake and Run The Jewels was relegated to background music for 88rising’s final stop on the “88 Degrees and Rising” tour. Focused on but not limited to representing Asian and Asian American artists, the part-media company, part-record label set out on tour in September.
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No narration without representation

Queerly Political

Although I felt validated, I also felt on edge, waiting for the narrative to end. I was anticipating the inevitable destruction of their relationship because that’s what normally happens to queer folks in pop culture.
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Black girls are magic

In 2013, CaShawn Thompson started promoting the idea of the resilience of Black girls being akin to “magic” via #BlackGirlsAreMagic. Here’s to more magic.
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Oved has hard task ahead

On May 22, UCLA senior Abraham (Avi) Oved was nominated as the 2015-16 student regent. If approved, Oved will serve as student regent-designate before being given the task of representing more than 240,000 undergraduates in the UC system as the singular student vote on the UC Board of Regents. Oved
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